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Types of wildlife crime

Wildlife crime is a varied subject.

We have gathered advice on the most widespread, or most damaging, wildlife crimes. Select a subject from the left hand menu to view why it is important and what you can do to help.

More general advice on what you can be looking for and what you can be doing is available on our What you can do pages.

  • Badger Persecution

    Information on badger persecution in Scotland - including how to report a crime.

  • Bat Persecution

    Information on bat persecution on Scotland - including how to report a crime.

  • Crimes Against Birds

    Information on crimes against birds in Scotland - including how to report a crime.

  • Freshwater Pearl Mussels

    Information on crimes against freshwater pearl mussels in Scotland - including how to report a crime.

  • Illegal Trade

    Information on illegal trade in wildlife - including how to report a crime.

  • Poaching

    Information on poaching and hare coursing in Scotland - including how to report a crime.

  • Trapping and snaring

    Information on trapping and snaring in Scotland - including how to spot and report a wildlife crime.